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they do about politics. >> reporter: and an increased use of the teleprompter, aides say, to avoid exhaustion-induced mistakes. advisers are confident their argument has been made and heard. all that's left, they say, is driving their supporters to the polls. >> i need your vote, i need your work. walk with me. let's walk together. tomorrow is a new beginning. >> reporter: and brian, even at this late hour, romney advisers remain exceedingly confident they will win this election tomorrow. they dispute polls that show them trailing and cite strength of support among independents and a more enthusiastic base. >> peter alexander starting us off with the romney campaign. and now over to the obama campaign, the president's final push also rode through ohio today. his final stop tonight in iowa, however. nbc's kristen welker with us tonight from des moines. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. president obama is spendsing this day defending his midwest firewall. last stop right here in ohio, a state that holds special meaning and also crucial electoral votes. it's the last p
seen it. >> we're glad you came. >> join us tonight for a special edition of "squawk box." "squawk on the street" begins right now. ♪ >>> after all of the primaries, the ads, the debates, it all comes down to you voting today. good morning. happy election day. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm carl quintanilla with melis melissa, jim cramer, david faber. some green arrows on the dow. stocks haven't had a three-day winning streak since october 17 as they really do wonder what the end result is going to be after the polls close. as for europe, some pmi numbers coming out. a lot of the negative but some argue not deteriorating as quickly as they have been in recent months and quarters. road map this morning is a long trip from new hampshire to hawaii as americans vote today. markets awaiting the results. bear in mind, 30 million americans have already cast their ballots of early voting. how does that change today's dynamics? >> gm gets 11 billion $11 billi credit lines a sign it may buy back shares from the government. nissan and suzuki see big impact. >> tens of thousands of b
jon: get out there and vote. and thank you for joining us. jenna: you too send me a picture. thanks for joining me, everybody, "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on a white house race for the ages, a review of polling data now suggesting the contest between president obama and mitt romney is the closist presidential race in almost 890 years. welcome to election day 2012 right here at america's election headquarters. i'm megyn kelly. thank you for being with us. after four nationally televised debates. after millions of ads and knocks on doors millions of americans are heading to the polls, as they do each camp doing what they can to keep their supporters voters and believing. mitt romney holds a pair of 11th hour rallies in ohio and pennsylvania his team releases internal polling regarding key battleground states. this is why the president is hold up in chicago and his campaign manager has messages for supporters saying keep calm no matter what they first hear about exit polls. i do want to sig to say that the vice president is also campaigning in ohio. keep calm
compassion and strong convictions. i wanted a president who was smart. >> that's it for us. thanks for watching. "early start" begins now. >>> welcome to a special election day edition of "early start." it's here and the battle for every last vote is on this morning. the best political team on tv has it covered from wire to wire today. >> i'm john berman. the first election results, they are in from the tiny towns of dixville notch. and in one of these towns, it's a result we've never seen before. >> the campaign trail extended. i'm christine romans. governor romney will keep pressing with two stops in the battlegrounds while president obama shoots hoops, an election day tradition. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. the immense damage from hurricane sandy forcing an election day scramble. people voting by e-mail and different polling stations and in some cases literally moving the earth to have their voices heard. >> joining us throughout the morning, congressman randy forbes of virginia, delaware governor jack markell, jim clyburn, obama campaign senior adviser david axelrod, bob mcdona
using the energy in virginia which again would create more jobs. >> reporter: voter core win long said he made his decision for tim kaine. >> he is a moderate democrat. i favor moderate republicans and moderate democrats. the choice between those two so i went with the democrat. >> reporter: some voters say no mat here the final vote goes to, it is a relief to see the end of the tv ads in particular. >> anything on television without having ads. and i am so sick of it. >> reporter: some political watchers expect that the virginia senate race will be followed by the presidential race, meaning that if the democrats take presidency, tim kaine will be senator. if it goes to the republicans, then george allen. we'll have to see. we'll explore that more at 6:00. richard jordan, news4. >> voting wasn't quick or easy for thousands of people in our area who waited in long lines today. and it didn't matter whether you voted in virginia, the district or maryland. a look at some of the problems that slowed down voting. >> reporter: they've handled here at roosevelt high school. these are people he
of california voters have already voted by mail. nbcabduro santiago joins us. >> we are at a tiny place on nop hill. only about eight voting booths and this place was packed for the first couple of hours open and then the number of voters slowed down significantly to barely a trickle. and it's been that way at a lot of polling places earlier when we were at san francisco city hall poll workers manned the front steps to collect ballot dropped off there. there is a bit of a line downstairs at the polling station where a few dozen people waited to cast their ballot. as voters made their decisions, workers for department of election were busy counting ballots. voters who do take part in every election and also some first time voters. >> my business is important so i tried to come out and do my civic duty. you know, i come out. >> i think it is really exciting. this is my first time being able to vote in a major elocation because i'm finally old enough. so it is exciting for me. >> we would normally be at the playground. but we had a little detour. so yeah, we are going to the library after that. t
to this special edition of the newshour. kwame holman starts us off tonight with an election day wrap-up. then, we take the temperature at the campaigns' headquarters, with ray suarez in chicago and margaret warner in boston. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks join us with their analysis. >> ifill: jeffrey brown on who's voting and why, plus key congressional races with christina bellantoni and stuart rothenberg. >> woodruff: we get historical perspective from michael beschloss and richard norton smith. >> ifill: and hari sreenvasan shows how you can find the latest results online at our data-driven map center. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> music is a universal language. when i was in an accident i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own. with united health care i got help that fit my life, information on my phone, connection to doctors who get where i'm from, and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never miss a beat. >> we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more tha
of people turning out to cast their ballots in the morning. voters told us, when the computers went down, that made the delays and confusion even worse. >> some of the machines were broken down. they lost half the machines. >> reporter: then there were inconveniences for seniors and the disabled. some waited outside because they did not know they could wait inside. here in northwest washington, we heard reports of people standing in these lines for as long as three hours. >> i've been voting here for 25, 30 years and i've never seen lines like this. never. >> reporter: later in the afternoon, many of the lines were gone. like here at the boys and girls club in laurel. >> it wasn't too long. it was worth the wait. >> reporter: he said it shows residents are dedicated to making their vote count. >> clearly there is frustration. the good and the bad. people are coming out and coming out in record numbers. >> polls close here in maryland at 8:00. reporting live from green belt. news4. >> thank you. >>> it is a cold day and night for all those voters standing in those lines outside the pollin
on and on. the best and brightest on the planet. right here, with us, looking after you, and your money. >> both sides, sending in their big guns to win minnesota, is that working? it could be another crucial swing state. for many, nexium helps relieve heartburn symptoms caused by acid reflux disease. osteoporosis-related bone fractures and low magnesium levels have been seen with nexium. possible side effects include other serious stomacha, conditions may still exist. talk to your doctor about nexium. neil: all right, i don't know if they are feeling nene or want to be intimidating a number of subsurrogate for robitussin campaign, they feel they will pick up 9 of the 11 big swing states including minnesota. which became which of like out of no -- competitive out of nowhere. it would be very unusual, you because this state i don't know has gone for a republican since richard nixon. that could change. democratic mayor with us. and also dncvice chair, how do you see things going in that general predict on part of obama folks. >> well i was thrilled i heard republican predicting that's wou
heard across the country deciding who will lead us for the next four years, it's a big decision. president obama making an emotional, final pitch last night in the state that launched him on the road to the white house in 2008. which way will iowa go this time around? what does that mean for the race overall? we are going to talk about that. plus can't forget this one, the big battleground state of ohio, which could decide this presidential election. governor romney making his final appeal to ohio voters in just about 40 minutes, it's all happening now. speaking of what's happening now. democracy is happening now, right? jon: it sure is all across the country. jenna: did you vote yet. jon: i did not. i'm going to do it after the show today. jenna: just making sure. you get a pass for that. we are glad you're with us, everybody, on this very important election day, 2012. we've heard just about everything, right, up until this point. today we are going to hear more from governor romney. the president potentially, although he's going to keep things kind of quiet in chicago where he
creation? >> well, from a corporate standpoint, yes, maria, because most u.s. corporations are sitting on cash. as you saw profit margins hitting all-time highs. they're clearly not hiring a lot. at the end of the day, this whole economy and the stock market is about jobs. the market could be up even more if we start to see some job creation, but we can't be bidding stocks higher unless we start to see some in flows from our private client friends, who by the way, don't buy bond funds. we still think there's a lot of work to do on the investment side in terms of building further fundamental clarity with respect to the option of buying equities versus selling them. >> so you're not jumping on this bandwagon today, this rally we're seeing here? >> no, for one thing, we are just relieved that all of this election stuff is over. that's number one. number two, let's get back to the business of america and stocks going up in america as an asset looking very well on a longer term perspective. however, on a near-term basis, the market in our belief is well ahead of historical norms in terms of
to get the information about what motivated people to vote, which will give us some indication of which way things are leaning, perhaps, and also the balance of power i'll be looking at this evening. senate, house, will they stay the way they are now or change? bill: it's going to be a great night, fascinating every time. 6:00 eastern time is when we start. have a great day. "happening now" starts right now. martha: we'll see you then. jon: we begin with brand-new stories and breaking news. jenna: it's up to you today, voters making their voices heard across the country deciding who will lead us for the next four years, it's a big decision. president obama making an emotional, final pitch last night in the state that launched him on the road to the white house in 2008. which way will iowa go this time around? what does that mean for the race overall? we are going to talk about that. plus can't forget this one, the big battleground state of ohio, which could decide this presidential election. governor romney making his final appeal to ohio voters in just about 40 minutes, it's a
romney is better for business. we're up 81 points. connell: bill richardson and joining us first of former democratic governor of new mexico. good to see you. look at the day dead the slight edge to obama's but what do sure biggest concern today? what is the biggest worry? >> turnout that the election operation is not up to par but i think it is. the hispanic states will cover the president and he will be reelected. nearly 290 votes with the hispanic vote over 70% once again it is a turn out issued to make the difference. connell: you think nevada colorado go to obama and he still wins ohio? >> yes. i am not perfect but the hispanic vote, obviously the storm is a massive tragedy to slow the governor's momentum. the president looked presidential. those two factors will make the difference. connell: looking at the possibilipossibili ty is the rest of the hour but the economic course 10 the former energy secretary, gas prices every day at the all-time high on election day. that have a negative effect at all for the president? >> and not think the voters blame presidents for gas pric
49% to 38%. that's well within the margin of error. newt gingrich joins us. before we talk about those, dixville and about 59 men's? >> it's great. it's the american drama. after all the talk, all the ads, all the upon -- ponficating, the american people get to tell us. >> we will get to new hampshire in a second. new national policy just in, gov. romney up by one. i mean, it's tied. do these national polls mean anything right now or should we be focusing on these state by state? >> i don't think anything means anything you can reeye on. there are two alternative universes out there. if you believe, as one national poll did two days ago, that there is going to be an 11% more democratic voting base, they got to a tie between romney and obama by saying it will the democrats 1 is% more likely to vote. that's higher than 2008. that's in conceivable. you have to wonder where their brain was at. on the other hand, if you believe as i do, as a lot of other key players do that the energy, the enthusiasm, the drive is on the romney side, i'll give you one example. they are talking about d
to take a pay cut. >> thanks for join us on this election tuesday, i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm eric thomas. it is the big day, voters go to the polls to decide who they want to be president for the next four years. mitt romney is not done campaigning, he will vote in about half an hour before heading out to appeal to still undecided voters one more time in cleveland and pittsburgh, ohio and pennsylvania are still in play. latest poll shows him trailing president obama 50% to 47%. romney held his final rally last night in new hampshire where his campaign got its first boost earlier this year also still up for grabs. >> president obama is waking up in his hometown of chicago after making his final campaign push in iowa last night. he plans to play basketball with his aides today and -- an election day tradition and do satellite interviews to get out the vote. the president voted nearly two weeks ago. tahman bradley will have a live report in just a few minutes. >>> a few hotly contested local congressional races. katie marzullo join a closer look. >> reporter: i have california blown
finish to his bid for re-election. and jake tapper joins us from chicago. you tell me the last couple days have been emotional ones for the president. >> reporter: they have been emotional. i'm standing in the arena, where likely this evening, president obama will either declare victory or concede defeat. it's been emotional. president obama tearing up after seeing the former aides and advisers, joining him on the trail. one adviser comparing it to the lost episode of a tv series, when all of the characters join for that show. that's not to say they feel this is the end. they feel optimistic. they feel a little bit of wind at their back. the president and first lady arrived in chicago at around 1:00 this morning. spending the night in their hyde park house. their return to the windy city caps a whirlwind push on monday. it culminated in an emotional rally in front of 20,000 iowans, just a few yards away from his former campaign headquarrs in 2007-2008. >> to all of you who lived and breathe the hard work of change, i want to thank you. >> reporter: less than an hour before, the presid
reaction via tweets and through phone calls. we thank you for joining us today. here is the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. november 6, 2012. i hereby appoint the honorable steven c. latourette to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer today will be offered by our guest chaplain, the reverend dr. kirk erhardt, washington, d.c. the chaplain: let us pray. god who exists within each one of us and binds us together as one people, be with us on this election day as we exercise our responsibility to choose our leaders and set a trajectory into the future. let us be mindful and respectful of the views of those who vote for someone else. open our minds to realize that although we are a nation filled with diverse philosophies, our common motive is to make this country a fruitful and peace filled nation allowing all people the opportunity to
's go here, let's take a flyer here. there's nothing wrong with looking for a backup. >> stay with us, everyone. joining me right now from boston is romney communications director. appreciate you being with us. governor needs to win all the swing states in play to have a shot at the white house. the president needs to win one or two. is governor romney the underdog, in your opinion? >> we want to do well wherever our name is on the ballot and we believe we can do well in all the swing states. the fact is this is going to be a very close race. i can tell you that the enthusiasm that we're seeing on the trail not only at our events in the states but also at our victory centers across the country, they're just brimming with volunteers who are excited to help governor romney get his message out and get people to the polls tomorrow. one thing i just heard your panel talk about is the get out the vote effort that the obama campaign has, and i heard one of your panelists suggest that ours is not as sophisticated. i would respectfully disagree with that, of course. what we have in our campaig
, and with us onset here at democracy plaza. we have msnbc contributor and former senior strategist from the mccain/palin campaign, steve schmidt? >> coming attraction. >> good tease. >> he's down in south florida. we also have mark haleprin, senior political analyst, and look at this, this is huge. >> we have michael steele. >> michael steele here. >> oh, my gosh. >> it's a great way to start. >> wow. >> great way to start six hours of coverage. >> thank you. >> we also have john heilemann, he's in chicago. >> yes, we do. >> do we have john heilemann. >> great. that's great. >> this is a fun game. >> throw out a name and see if they're here. >> we started this really well. >> you know, in major league baseball, t.j., getting 4 out of 5 right, you would be -- >> that's pretty good. >> it'll get you fired on election day. hey, everybody let's vote. fire t.j. okay. here we go. mika, the "new york times" talks about now it goes to the voters state-by-state, "usa today" talks about decision time. today's a huge day? >> yes, people are choosing on the direction of the country. >> yeah, what do you t
is live with us. >> the president did the last campaigning for himself and see if a future democratic president will bring it out like mr. obama brought out president clinton. he will have basketball game with friends and time at home and mr. obama will have dinner with the family before sitting down to watch the election returns. in ohio, battle ground state he visited more than any other and likely decide whether he will return to the white house. he was introduced by bruce springsteen and jay z . later in iowa, the state that his bid. spring steep and mr. obama got teary eyed as he thought about the past. >> you said yes, we can and we did. and we didn't know the challenges . we knew we would get through those challenges the same way the nation always has. with that determined unconquerable american spirit. >> now by tradition . both the president and mitt romney would be out of sight much of the day. mr. obama is doing satellite interviews with radio and tv stations and mr. mitt romney campaigning in ohio and pennsylvania. >> thank you so much. >> brian: for mitt romney that was a
plastic table for us. >> stephanie: shine that up for us. >> i am, i'm windexing that puppy. >> stephanie: i'm feeling happy clappy, how are you? >> i feel good. once you personally vote, i'll feel better. >> stephanie: once i have my sticker all will be right for the world. i'll be wearing my sticker and nothing else for the show today because i need to win the tart-off. >> can we get you two stickers? >> mitt and ann romney have voted. romney says he feels very, very good about his chances overall and great about ohio. he is now taking off for cleveland and pittsburgh. plenty of resources on line if you're still not entirely sure where you can vote today and when. one of the easiest and most fun is the google doodle. the company changes its logo for special occasions. click on a ballot, it takes you to a page to enter your address to find your polling place. the wall street currently has a site called what time do the polls close.com and has the opening times for all 50 states and washington d.c. voting is easier in some states than others, both for procedural reasons and logical reason
's re-election. >> we have seen an honest man who knows the facts and always gives it to us straight. >> reporter: and mr. obama teared up, whether from emotion or the cold, as he reminisced about his first improbable victory in the iowa caucuses that propelled him to the presidency and he asked voters for four more years to finish what he started. >> after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands now. it's in yours. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is voting in his home state of delaware this morning. the president cast his ballot a week and a half ago here in chicago. and early voting has really been key to the obama campaign strategy. they are leading in the early vote in almost every battleground state that has early voting, but republicans typically turn out in greater numbers on election day, so the big question we'll be watching all day today is will those early obama leads hold. >> thank you. >>> john dickerson is with us. good morning. what should we be looking for as we watch these returns come in? >> i want
the polls tell us that he is ahead in those three? >> yes. >> they do? >> he is ahead in all three. in fact of the nine swing states, tyler, mitt romney has a clear lead only in the state of north carolina. he is even with president obama in florida and many strategists in both parties believe florida will go to mitt romney but he has got to get a lot more than that. >> john harwood, thank you very much. as john outlined it is very difficult for either candidate, frankly, to get to that magic 270 number without the state of ohio and here's video evidence from cleveland as to how important it is. both the romney and the biden campaign planes making stops at the cleveland hopkins airport and holding last-minute appearances in the state. our senior correspondent scott cohn is in the buckeye state, a state with the state of the economy actually cuts both ways. scott? >> yeah, it does, tyler. first, a look at how this day is going. we are at the student union at ohio state university. you can probably see the sun coming in behind me. it's a beautiful day in ohio. 1.8 million absentee votes -- ba
we are tracking the storm. >>> joining us throughout the morning for our special coverage, south carolina congressman jim clyburn, obama campaign senior adviser david axelrod. virginia governor bob mcdonnell. former ohio governor ted strickland. texas congressman jeb hensarling and bob shrum, a democratic consultant who worked on the kerry and gore campaigns. it is tuesday, november 6th, election day. "starting point" is coming to you live from washington, d.c., and we begin right now. >> welcome, everybody, you're watching a special edition of starting point and cnn's live coverage of election day 2012. the two candidates have been talking for about 17 months now and now it's the american people who will have the final say. these are the states with polls that are opening right now. state of delaware, state of florida, state of georgia, illinois, kansas, louisiana, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, missouri, pennsylvania, rhode island, south carolina, tennessee, and washington, d.c. you're looking at a live picture now from wilmington, delaware, where joe biden is expected to v
. and using the jfx to get downtown normal conditions 11 minutes right now traveling southbound from 695 all the way downtown. that's a look at your traffic. megan and charley over to you. >>> you have seen the ads and signs it comes down to today. after all of it, now we are going to the polls and we are saying voters this is your chance you have your say. >> it's from the dream act to same sex marriage and expanding gaming here in maryland but it comes back to man versus man. mitt romney versus president obama. >> abc2 news bradley leaves off live team coverage from mitt romney's headquarters good morning. >> reporter: good morning. mitt romney takes the stage tonight he hopes as the next president of the united states. but today, he is still out hunting for votes even as americans head to the polls. most expensive presidential race in history is in the hands of voters. mitt romney is not done. gop nominee is making two more campaign stops later today in ohio and central -- pennsylvania after casting ballots. romney campaignaed the stops knowing the path to vct have i more narrow than pres
. so much for that. john roberts is still with us. explain the rationale for what the romney team tells you in order for them to be victorious today. what key do they need to happen? >> reporter: they need their ground game to work. they need to rack em, stack em and get em out to the polls. there are a lot of states where president obama never left the states since the 2008 election. when you look at the early voting numbers in florida and ohio, obama has the advantage. but that advantage smaller in some cases by half of what it was in '08. does governor romney have a chance to take this? yes, he does. dose have a lot of work to do today if he hopes to get it? absolutely. bill: we want to move to chicago. martha: we saw a hug between mitt romney and tagg romney who has been instrumental throughout the course of this campaign. let's swing over to the other side of this huge decision for today. president obama will spend the day in his hometown of chicago. he has no public events scheduled today. held the last campaign rally ever in his political career last night in the state of iowa. t
in cleveland. both men will watch election results from boston. that is where we find tara wall. she joins us live this morning. good to see you this morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> we want to know what that mood is like in these final hours now. really now that it's up to the voters. what's it like on the inside of governor romney's campaign? >> pretty exciting and as you can see behind me , a lot of busyness going on. we have a great operation behind us in addition to the ground game we've had in virginia. a lot of folks on the ground getting out to vote. we had just over 600,000 over this weekend alone. 5.5 million contacts overall. behind me is project orca going on. we can communicate with people on the ground and get real time information about polling. there's a lot of momentum. a lot of enthusiasm and we're excited as we watch like everyone as. the candidates are out for one more last round of campaigning. so we'll be excited to come back and enjoy a victory this evening. >> in speaking with robert gibs from the obama campaign, we know the president is doing a coupl
on why they vote the way they are. martha maccallum will cover that for us. >> reporter: they are analyzing the response as they come out of the polling places tonight. there are key states like ohio and virginia. the polls are still open for hours as people come home from work and continue to vote. so many areas we haven't heard from yet. what we can tell you for sure so far is that this is a very tight race tonight. let's start with the national poll question. direction of the country. are we on the right track or the wrong track? it's evenly divided. those saying we are on the right direction and going for president obama, no surprise there. 52%, though, say we are headed in the wrong direction. they are backing governor romney. now voters are split on whether the economy is getting better or worse. huge question tonight for everyone, of course. you have about four out of ten states getting better. three of ten say it's getting worse. three of ten says it stays the same for them. slightly more voters think governor romney would hand the economy better. slightly more v
today is i think those of us who are democrats, and i am, would be having a much calmer day if it wasn't for our concerns about voter suppression. the only way that they win if they win is going to be because we've had voters standing in line for seven or eight hours in florida. we've had the secretary of state of ohio making last-minute decisions that are very questionable. you know, i heard our colleague andrea mitchell today call these lines to vote a poll tax and that's what we should all be talking about. if it was not for their efforts to suppress our vote, we would be sipping tea and talking about cricket today, but these things concern me and i think we're going to have a conversation after, i hope, the president is re-elected about how to guarantee people equal protection of their voting rights. >> it is absolutely staggering. joining us now is professor michael eric dyson who is in chicago. professor dyson, messrs. romney and ryan suggest re-electing the president will threaten the judeo-christian foundations of america, as you know, but isn't the truth that if we don't re-el
. >> watch for the new tie, everyone. >> thanks very much for joining us. remember, you can follow us on twitter. see you later. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> next, the final sprint. we're in columbus, ohio. just hours away from election day. it is cold here, but people are hot, they're ready to go. "outfront" tonight, robert gibbs from the obama campaign and florida senator and romney supporter, marco rubio. why it all comes down to this state. plus, the man who's being called the most important person in this election. he joins me live and an "outfront" investigation into the never ending gas lines in the northeast following sandy. the gas lines didn't have to happen. something could have been done to prevent them, so why wasn't it? let's go "outfront." tonight, dead heat. election day is just five hours away and the candidates are using every last minute they've got. our latest cnn poll of polls today shows president obama ahead by one point. 49 to 48 for mitt romney and it could all come down to this state where i am tonight. o
, our team coverage takes us to chicago. president obama is there this morning and cbs reporter bigad shaban is covering his campaign. bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, colorado, new hampshire and the president right now is hoping for the best as he waits to find out if he will be re- elected for another term. >>> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands. >> reporter: president obama plans to continue his election day tradition of playing basketball with friends. i'm bigad shaban in chicago. >>> i'm randall pinkst
. >> i never said that any time since i've been here. we are always going to play the people that give us the best chance to win. that is what we're going to do. it never changed. i never have waiverred. i'm he not saying you gave the perfect quote and you're looking at that, there is a bunch of different directions. if i got somewhat of a relationship with somebody, at loft give meet courtesy to say what did you mean by this instead of just going one direction. >> it is the media's fault. anyway-- >> let's move o we'll do more on the redskin coming up. plenty ahead on fox 5 morning news as we continue. >> right now. >> right now. >>> straight up 5:00 right now on this election day. taking a live look at the woodrow wilson bridge. things moving along quite well. should be fairly easy for you to get to the polls at least weather-wise. hopefully, traffic is not an issue. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's talk to tucker barnes and see what it is going to be like en route to the polls, at the polls and after the polls. >> it will be cold, cold and c
wants to lay us off and obama just froze our salaries so i guess between the two, it'd be obama. >> reporter: so obviously it's clear federal and local workers we talked to feel they have more job security under barack obama if re-elected. of course this doesn't apply to the thousands of people who are political appointees. they will be packing should mitt romney win this election. back to you guys. >> a lot at stake especially for our area. bruce, thank you. lesli? >>> the military vote will also play a big part in who wins today's presidential election. especially in battleground virginia which is one of the states with the most defense workers. andrea mccarren joins us now live from richmond with more on that part of the story. andrea? >> reporter: well, lesli republicans are optimistic at this hour. that this ballroom will be hosting a victory party in the next few hours. earlier today we stopped in quantico, virginia in prince william county. a critical battleground including one for military votes. >> i have always voted all my life. i have never missed a vote. >> reporter
we would be honored if you would spend it with us beginning tonight at 6:00 p.m. eastern time. our sperm coverage with bret baier, yours truly and the political analyst, the best in the business. see you then. >>shepard: you are all stretched out? after months of bit are fighting the most expensive election in history comes down to today. it could be a very long night. less than three hours now until the next round of poll closings today, both the president and the mitt romney campaign working to get supporters to the poll leading to an interesting moment, rival campaign planes crossing paths, that is vice president biden's plane on on the left passing governor romney's plane, stopping in cleveland where governor romney and paul ryan made a last-minute swing. of course, battle grounds like ohio will decide this race but national presidents show a nation divided right down the middle a sign of how tight this race is, the first vote add midnight in humanitarian was a split vote. 50-50, five for the president and five votes for governor romney. governor romney has just touched down in
on the planet. right here, with us, looking after you, and your money. >> both sides, sending in their big guns to win minnesota, is that working? it could be another crucial swing state. [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. ro price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. neil: all right, i don't know if they are feeling nene or want to be intimidating a number of subsurrogate for robitussin campaign, they feel they will pick up 9 of the 11 big swing states including minnesota. which became which of like out of no -- competitive out of nowhere. it would be very unusual, you because this state i don't know has gone for a republican since richard nixon. that could change. de
ohio will have the irregularities ties to put us i the late night or beyond. if mitt romney doesn't win virginia there's a path but not a great one. >> which counties to both of you, where in virginia would you be looking to lynchburg? down to the tiedwater area, norfo norfolk? >> can i -- >> there are swin counties but virginia is a case where swing counties and also counties where one side or the other must run up a big score. if they're going to have a chance to win. the counties outside washington, around washington, are the most important in terms of the swings. >> and also for president obama -- i was going to say, chris cizilla. >> yeah. >> the richmond area, richmond city is very important for president obama to run up big returns. >> president obama, northern virginia, richmond city, hampton roads, large african-american population. i would say mark is exactly right in terms of virginia is a battleground all across the state. two counties that i keep an eye on, maybe just because they're close to where i live, but prince william and louden, these are suburban washington, d.c. c
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